{Making Plans} for February Vacation Week

Need to make plans for the upcoming February school vacation week?  Whether you’re looking to sign up for a week-long camp or just need to fill a few hours, we’ve got lots of options for you!

CAPRON PARK ZOO in Attleboro

February 22-25: Winter Vacation Zoocademy from 9am-3pm.  For kids ages 6-8.  Kids will have on-site adventures while learning about the animals in the zoos collection. Sign up for a single day or all four!  Pre-registration required.

FEE: Members: $35/day, $105 for all four.  Non-Members: $40/day, $120 for all four.


Are your kids looking for a wild adventure?  Sign-up for School Vacation Week programs at Franklin Park Zoo! 

Tuesday, February 22 through Friday, February 25, 2011, 9am-3pm.

Monkeying Around!  Escape the cold during February school vacation week and take a journey to the Tropics! Learn all about primates inside the always-balmy Tropical Forest building at Franklin Park Zoo! The cost is $150 members/$175 non-members. This program is for children ages 6-11.

Space is limited so register soon! To learn more about the programs and to register call 617-989-3742.


February 21-25:  Vacation Camp.  Half-day camp (9:30am-12pm), full-day camp 9:30am-3:30pm), or extended day (8/9:30am-5:30pm).

JUNGLEPLEX in Plymouth

February 21-23:  February Vacation Camp on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9am-3pm.   Ages 7-14, boys and girls.

Cost:  $125 per player, includes pizza lunch

MAMAS MOVE in Norwell

Each club includes movement, theme activity and pizza party.  For ages 2.9-6 years (potty trained).  Mamas Move will also offer three Tot clubs, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2 or 3-year-olds, non-potty trained from 9:30-12:30.  Space is limited. 

Feb 21st:  “All About Sports” with Coach Jeanne, Kid’s Program/Sports Director, 9:30am-12:30pm 

Feb 22nd:  “Little Scientists” with Tracey Cordner, KinderCreations Director, 12:30-3:30pm

Feb 23rd:  “Prince/Princess Party” with Amy Valle, Dance and Enrichment Director, 9:30am-12:30pm

Feb 24th: “Messy Art” with Julie Quill, KinderCreations Teacher, 12:30-3:30pm

Feb 25th:  “Fiesta Party” with Amy Valle, Dance Instructor, Enrichment Director, 9:30am-12:30pm

Cost:  Kid’s club single day – $35/non-members, $30/members (two days pre-registered for member is $25 per day).  Tot club single day – $40/non-members, $35/members (two days pre-registered for member is $30 per day).  Sibling discount 10% off.


February 23-25:  Mini Olympics Camp, 9:30am-12pm


February 21-25:  February Camp.  Half Day 9am to 1pm or Full Day 9am to 4pm.

Price: Half Day = $50 a day or $200 for the week, Full Day = $70 a day or $300 for the week.

BAYSIDE RESORT in West Yarmouth

February 18-26:  Kids Vacation Fun Week, activities include:

  • Breakfast with “Elmo”, Sponge Bob”, and “Tigger” 
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • PJ Movie Party
  • Pool Games and Prizes
  • Police K9 Demonstrations
  • Fire Engine – Climb Aboard & Demonstration 
  • Family BINGO with Prizes
  • Mad Scientist Discovery Shows 
  • Kids All Day Movie Madness
  • Educational Animal & Rainforest Reptile Shows
  • Ice Cream Socials – Build Your Own Sundae! 
  • Campfire & Smores at Sunset
  • Magic Shows & Face Painting 
  • Kid’s Karaoke Party
  • Kid’s Pizza Parties (Parents Welcome!)
  • Parents Happy Hour – Moby Dick Poolside Pub
  • Free Breakfast Included Daily

CAPE COD IRISH VILLAGE hotel in Yarmouth


February 21-25:  A week-long event are packed with fun for kids and adults. Activities for kids include clown shows, rain forest animal show, arts & crafts, face painting, puppet show, talent show and disco party as well as their large indoor pool. For the adults, there’s  live Irish entertainment & dancing each evening in the Pub. Three packages are available for vacation week, based on availability. 


February 18-27: February Vacay:  No School, Week-Long Getaway!  Trade your snowsuit for a swimsuit and get ready for a No School Week-Long getaway at Ocean Edge. Valid February 18th through February 27, nightly rates start at just $129* per room, per night, for a family of four.   Kids will enjoy splish splash fun at the resort’s two indoor pools where there will be pizza pool parties and loads of daily activities for the week. When it’s time to dry off, traveling broods will enjoy plush accommodations in the Mansion Guest Wings, adjacent to the Victorian-style Nickerson Mansion. New programs this year include Project Runway, where kids design their own fashions and are announced over a microphone, a teen drawing class taught by local Brewster artist Karen North Wells, and hip hop classes for kids that want to move. Other features include a Game Room open daily with Xbox Kinetic and family-friendly movies, and Teen Lounge nights with a Rear View Mirror clothes and accessory trunk show and Big East Basketball.


February 25:  Bedtime Stories Pajama Party, (7-8:30pm) for families visiting Boston during February school vacation week.  A PJ party & storytelling event with make-your-own hot chocolate bar ($10 suggested donation per family benefits local charity ReadBoston)

Hotel for Kids overnight package:  $219/night for a family includes Saturday morning pancake-making class with one of Boston’s top chefs (Jeremy Sewall of Island Creek Oyster Bar and Eastern Standard) on Saturday, February 26th.

To RSVP to the Bedtime Stories pajama party, call 617-532-5017 or email HotelForKids@HotelCommonwealth.com.


Feb 21:  Keith Munslow at 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm.  Popular children’s singer and storyteller Keith Munslow entertains families with a lively performance.  Ages 3-11.

Feb 22:  Wingmasters at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm.  Meet a glorious golden eagle, a tiny owl, a red-tailed hawk, a falcon and other magnificent raptors.  Ages 3-11.

Feb 23:  Block Builders from 10am-4pm.  Kids experiment with building challenges and engineer giant block towers!  Ages 3-11.

Feb 24:  The Hoopoe Show at 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm.  Hilarious mime Chris Yerlig gets the audience into the act and dazzles them with his silent pantomime comedy, magic tricks and balloon wizardry in this funny, imaginative show.  Ages 3-11.

Feb 25:  Block Builders from 10am-4pm.  Kids experiment with building challenges and engineer giant block towers!  Ages 3-11.


February 19-27:  What has Ruff Ruffman gotten himself into now? Join other FETCHers as you get the clues and  solve the brand new mystery of The Case of the Roaming Gnome. Study the details of the case, get a list of sneaky suspects, then off you go to collect clues, gather data and narrow down the field of culprits.

Museum Hours of Operation: 

Saturday & Sunday 2/19 – 2/20,  Noon – 5pm, Activity Hours: Noon-4

Monday – Friday 2/21-2/25, 9 am -5 pm, Activity Hours: 10 am-4 pm

Saturday & Sunday 2/26 – 2/27, Noon – 5 pm, Activity Hours: Noon-4

Feb. 21: Child ID event presented by New York Life, 9 am – 4pm.   Your child’s digital photograph, digital fingerprints, and personal information will be taken and burned onto a CD for your use in the event of an emergency.

Feb. 26:  Child ID event presented by New York Life.   Noon – 4pm.  Your child’s digital photograph, digital fingerprints, and personal information will be taken and burned onto a CD for your use in the event of an emergency.


Feb 26:  Happy Birthday Elmo! at 2pm.  Elmo is celebrating on Sesame Street but we’ll have fun without him! Best for kids ages 3 to 6. Call the store for details.


Staying in town for February vacation?  Stay out of the cold and do some painting or glass fusing!  Or drop the kids off for our workshops! 


Tuesday, February 22: 

  • 10:15am – 11:30am, Bubble Painting, Our most popular technique class!  Ages 6 – 14, $20
  • 3pm – 4:15pm, Glass Fusing, Make your own glass plate or bowl!  Ages 7 – 15, $25

Wednesday, February 23:

  • 10:15am – 11:30am, Painting Workshop, Choose from our special selection of animals, boxes, banks, plates, bowls or mugs!  Ages 6 – 15, $20
  • 3pm – 4:15pm, Beading, Make your own beaded necklace!  Ages 7 – 14, $22

Thursday, February 24:


  • 10:15am – 11:30am, Beading, Make your own beaded necklace!  Ages 7 – 14, $22

Friday, February 25:


  • 10:15am – 11:30am, *Glass Fusing, Special Tween/Teen Class.  *Ages 10 – 15, Make your own glass plate or bowl!  $25
  • 3pm – 4:15pm:  Bubble painting, Our most popular technique class!  Ages 6 – 14, $20

Click here for Printable Sign-up Sheet

Don’t want to stick to a schedule during vacation?  All workshops will be held in our party room, so still plenty of room for you to do a walk-in project anytime.  No appointments are necessary.


TUESDAY:  10am – 5pm
WEDNESDAY:  10am – 5pm
THURSDAY:  10am – 5pm
FRIDAY:  10am – 5pm
SATURDAY:  10am – 5pm
Closed *Sundays & Mondays

*We will open on Sundays & evenings for parties/groups of eight or more.

More local places to stop by for an hour, or for the day:

Carousel Family Fun Center in Whitman, visit their website for vacation schedule and a $2.00 off admission discount during school vacation sessions.

Discovery Museums in Acton

Imagination Island in Plymouth, Free craft day on Feb 24th

Mama’s Move in Norwell, visit their Explorazone for kids ages 0-6

Plaster Fun Time in Braintree

South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell

The Pottery Playce in Hanover